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202 S WASHINGTON ST

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202 S WASHINGTON ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:GUSTAV HAFEMEISTER HOUSE
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:65710
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):202 S WASHINGTON ST
County:Jefferson
City:Watertown
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1910
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Survey Date:1986
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Craftsman
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Wall Material:Wood Shingle
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Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: South Washington Street Historic District
National Register Listing Date:11/26/2003 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:7/18/2003 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:This was the home of Gustav Hafemeister, an insurance salesman; between c. 1919 and c. 1936.

Built c. 1910, this one and a half story gabled house has a wide eave overhang with exposed rafter ends, decorative brackets in the gable and bargeboards on the gable ends as well as on the cross gable. A massive fieldstone exterior chimney and a full-length porch with bracketed eaves supported by shingled posts placed on the fieldstone rail are additional Craftsman features of this bungalow. A three-sided bay on the lower facade, a four-part front window with denticulated cornice and multipaned window sashes over clear plate glass further characterize this Craftsman style bungalow.

The Gustav Hafemeister bungalow is signifiant under criterion C as an example of the Craftsman style bungalow. Clearly the best example among the very few good examples of the bungalow style in the city, this house exhibits the exposed structural members such as rafter ends, and the natural materials and colors such as the fieldstone chimney and porch and the brown color of the wood surfaces characteristic of the Craftsman bungalow style. Other good examples of the bungalow style in the city is the Craftsman bungalow at 118 No. 7th (47/27) and the vernacular bungalow at 823 Richards Avenue.
Bibliographic References:(A) 1909, 1915 Sanborn Maps. (B) Watertown City Directories, 1866-1930, Watertown Public Library.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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